We’re taking a break from the typical Member Monday to introduce you to Kayla Mitchel, our 2013 Writers Forum scholarship winner. Here’s Kayla on school and her writing life. Congratulations, Kayla!
“I am currently taking chemistry, calculus, philosophy, roots of contemporary issues, and a physics seminar. My favorite by far is philosophy; I love thinking and questioning, and that is exactly what that class is for. I am also excited for my physics seminar. Even though it is only once a week, we get to hear from many of the professors about their research. Every week it reminds me why I am so excited to go into astrophysics. There are actually a surprising number of astrophysics students at this school, so for once I am not the only one. The campus is beautiful, and while it may be one big hill, it sure has a great view from the top. The people here are very kind and open, as it is a fairly small town. All in all, I am glad I chose to come to Washington State University.
As far as my writing, the new environment has given me a lot of inspiration. Being outside has always made me content and thoughtful, and being here gives me more opportunities to simply go outside, sit under a tree in the shade, and write. I still attempt some poems, as I would love to improve on them, but mostly, as always, I write whatever is in my heart. With so many new faces, writing is familiar, and I can write anything I cannot yet say to the people I have met. I am hopeful that I will form some long-lasting friendships here, perhaps some among the many aspiring astrophysicists I mentioned. But most of all, I am hopeful for the future in general. I believe I will learn a lot from not only my professors and classes but also from my friends, my surroundings, and maybe even myself. I know I want to be an astrophysicist, study the stars and how the universe works, and I really believe that this school is my next step. Who knows? I may even find myself among the stars. At this point, it feels like I can make my life whatever I want it to be.”
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Writers Forum is hosting our annual buyout night at Riverfront Playhouse. The featured play is Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, directed by our very own Jennifer Levens. The play is February 7th at 7:30pm-just in time to take your sweetheart out for Valentine’s Day or to treat your own heart to some hilarious theater! Tickets are $15.00 each.
Last April we had an absolute blast at Lend Me A Tenor, also written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Jennifer Levens. I can’t remember ever laughing so hard at a play! I’m laughing right now just thinking about it. While I take a moment to compose myself, here’s a little more about the Leading Ladies:
“Leading Ladies is a comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.” ~kenludwig.com
Then gather your friends for a great night of local theater. Here’s what reviewers said about author Ken Ludwig’s Broadway production of Leading Ladies:
“Ludwig’s newest comedy is so funny, it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt.”
The Houston Press
“Leading Ladies is consistently funny – indeed, increasingly hilarious as it progresses.”
The Houston Chronicle
“Leading Ladies is a highly combustible and continuously hilarious new comedy by Ken Ludwig, Broadway’s reigning comic writer.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
In case you’re still not convinced to join us, here’s a short clip from the actors at the Greenville Little Theater:
All ticket sale proceeds go to the Writers Forum Scholarship fund. We hope to award at least one $500 scholarship to a local senior who excels in writing and is continuing their education at a college or university. It’s only because of ticket sales that we’re able to make this scholarship possible. So thank you for supporting young writers and local theater.
Tickets can be purchased at our January Writers Forum meeting. If you’re unable to attend the January meeting and would like to purchase tickets, please leave a comment here or contact the Writers Forum at (530) 515-4828. Checks can be made out to Writers Forum and mailed to:
Writers Forum is hosting our annual buyout night at Riverfront Playhouse. The featured play is five-time Tony winner Lend Me A Tenor, directed by our very own Jennifer Levens. The play is April 11th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.00 each.
All proceeds go to the Writers Forum Scholarship fund. We hope to award at least one $500 scholarship to a local senior who excels in writing and is continuing their education at a college or university. It’s only because of ticket sales that we’re able to make this scholarship possible. So thank you for supporting young writers and local theater.
To purchase tickets, please leave a comment here or contact the Writers Forum at (530) 515-4828. Checks can be made out to Writers Forum and mailed to:
P.O. Box 492282
Redding, CA 96049-2282
Then gather your friends for a great night of local theater. Here’s what reviewers said about author Ken Ludwig’s Broadway revival of Lend Me A Tenor:
“A remarkable piece of theatre … a masterpiece … Author Ken Ludwig has verve, a sound grasp of plot mechanics and a rare ability to couple high art with low comedy.”
The London Times
“A rollercoaster of fun for everybody in the building…a solid, constantly accelerating snowball of a comedy!”
Phoenix News Times
And just to whet your appetite a bit more, here are some highlights from Lend Me A Tenor: